Robin Kahan

Associate Director, Engineering Career Services

Robin Kahan

I provide career advising and programming for all engineering and computer science and physical science students. I am a Jumbo (from long ago) and have been back at Tufts in the Career Center for 14 years. Prior to Tufts, I spent many years at Analog Devices in progressive Human Resources roles, the most recent being World-Wide Manager of College Relations. I like to say that I just changed sides of the desk when I moved to the Tufts Career Center.

I have an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University. I am married with two “old” sons, a daughter-in-law and a 4-year-old granddaughter!

Most interesting/unusual job: Right after grad school, I sold hats with my aunt.

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What Can You With A Physics Degree?

What Can You With A Physics Degree?

Most people reading this post already know the answer to this question.  This article written by Ilana Kowarski for US News will do one of several things: make you smile thinking you have made the right choice of a major, …

By Robin Kahan
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Featured Internship: EERE Robotics Program

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, …

By Robin Kahan
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5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

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We get this question all the time.  Read this blog for a compelling answer to why and when you should write a cover letter.

We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Internship Spotlight: Farm Design, Inc.

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Alexandra, a Tufts alumna, shared the following about her experience as a Human Factors Intern with Farm Design, Inc. …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I was a Human Factors Engineer at Farm Design, which meant …

By Robin Kahan
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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

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Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Internship Spotlight: Draper Laboratory

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Lara, a Tufts alumna, shared the following about her experience as an Engineering Summer Student with Draper Labs …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I worked on two projects. One conveyed how every technical subsystem …

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Meet Robin Kahan, Career Advisor for Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences

Robin Kahan

Greetings, Jumbos, and welcome to the Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences career community.  I’m pleased to be your lead advisor for this area. Check out the resources on this community page, and schedule an appointment with me to talk more …

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Quick Tips for Building a Strong UX Portfolio

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Before you can apply to jobs, you need to ensure that your UX design resume and portfolio are as strong as possible. These act as an introduction to your experience and skills for recruiters and hiring managers who are assessing …

By Kevin Wu - Springboard
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How To Predict Flight Delays Using Data Science

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This blog post is adapted from a capstone project created by current Springboard student Kalen Willits for Springboard’s Data Science Career Track. This post originally appeared on Kalen’s WordPress page.

Imagine yourself on the last day of work before the big …

By Guest Contributor - Springboard
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Want a Job in Tech? Now’s the Time to Start Looking

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As consumer habits around the world change under the coronavirus lockdown, demand for tech companies that satisfy our needs for virtual work, entertainment, and socializing has skyrocketed. Whether you have experience as a software engineer, data scientist, marketer, UX designer, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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